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 (lē′brə-vĭl′, -vēl′)
The capital and largest city of Gabon, in the northwest part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. Founded as a French trading post in 1843, it was named Libreville after freed slaves settled there (1848).
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(French librəvil)
(Placename) the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)
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(Fr. li brəˈvil)

the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea. 350,000.
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Noun1.Libreville - the capital of GabonLibreville - the capital of Gabon      
Gabon, Gabonese Republic, Gabun - a republic on the west coast of Africa
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